Matt Breen covers the Phillies from the majors to the minors.

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Al Kaline would not have been ‘Mr. Tiger’ if the Phillies had their way

The Phillies tried to trade for Kaline in 1966 after the Tigers' owner declared no Detroit players, even the revered Kaline, were untouchable in talks.

Larry Bowa is still going strong 50 years after his unlikely major-league debut

No one in Phillies history has spent more seasons in uniform than Bowa. A former player, coach and manager, he now works in the front office as a senior advisor to the general manager.

Bryce Harper confident Phillies will keep J.T. Realmuto, his favorite player

The Phillies can't negotiate a long-term contract with Realmuto while baseball is shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but Harper said no one should fear that a deal won't get done.

For Phillies, coronavirus pauses J.T. Realmuto’s contract negotations and Seranthony Dominguez’s surgery evaluation

Even if no games are played in 2020, Realmuto will become a free agent this winter. For now, there’s nothing the Phillies can do to prevent him from hitting the open market.

Bryce Harper, wife Kayla donate $500,000 to coronavirus relief

The Harpers donated $500,000 toward coronavirus relief in Las Vegas and Philadelphia, the two cities the Phillies star considers to be home.

MLB will pay minor leaguers through May

The extension will pay the players and provide medical benefits through May 31 or until the beginning of the minor-league seasons, whichever occurs first.

Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins adjusts to ‘weird’ life without baseball

Hoskins had spent his previous 13 birthdays on a baseball field. This month, he turned 27 and spent it behind the wheel of his car as he drove home to Philadelphia.

Rhys Hoskins’ video-game win was nearest Phillies got to baseball on opening day

There was no baseball Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic. So Hoskins played Marlins infielder Miguel Rojas in a virtual season opener on PlayStation’s MLB The Show.

Phillies send Kyle Garlick, five others to triple A ahead of expected roster freeze

Outfielders Kyle Garlick and Nick Williams, lefthanders Austin Davis and Cole Irvin, and right handers Reggie McClain and Edgar Garcia were optioned to Lehigh Valley. The Phillies were one of few teams that had yet to make a transaction since the league canceled spring training earlier this month.

Phillies’ past opening days have provided plenty of memories

Thursday was supposed to be Phillies opening day. In lieu of a game in Miami, Scott Lauber, Bob Brookover and Matt Breen looked back at nine of the more memorable season-openers in franchise history.